(Original post by tom_pinnock54)
i don't know who thinks english and media are a better way into journalism than journalism, because i couldn't be arsed to read through the whole thing, is a fool.
If you want to do a degree in Journalism, just make sure it is NCTJ accredited, or be prepared to do a masters which is. Bournemouth and Portsmouth both offer them. It is that acceditation that employers look for. Whether it is from a Postgrad or undergrad doesn't matter.
Also, bare in mind if you do Undergrad Journalism you stand a good chance of having opportunities to do Work Placements. Some include them as part of the course (Like Kingston, i think), others offer them in holidays, as extras. If you do Postgrad, you wont have so many opportunities, as it will only be for 1 year, rather than 3/4. Work Experience is vital in Journalism. I plan on doing BA Journalism, with a minor field in something else, because i want the emphasis on practical experience, rather than just the theory (Which you get mainly in MA). As long as its NCTJ accredited, though, it doesn't make too much of a difference.
Plus, a Journalism BA is good for other careers anyway. Like PR, for example. Its not like it is useless if you dont do a NCTJ one, it just means you have to be a Postgrad, or not go onto Journalism directly